I also saw something rather nice, if anything which has to do with death can be considered nice, in Italy. If a horse is euthanized, it can't be buried. A truck picks it up to be cremated. I asked one if the truckdrivers what the process is. Its a small truck, with sort of a trunk, horse size. Carcass is being pulled in, taken to their facility, stored in a fridge chamber and then taken to cremation. The energy produced by burning is being used in a plastic bucket factory.
Trucks are disinfected and cleaned after every transport. No smell, no dirt, nothing. And a degree of dignity too.
Now if somebody would do something like that here in the US, offer cremation for free and use the energy in one way mir another, that might help horseowners out when faced with that decision. Paying for or providing transport to the facility is if course necessary.
Btw, that service is not free in Italy, rather costly with about 500$